Anniversary Edition Gold Foil Cover!
1968 was a interesting year for The Monkees. Aside from releasing more hit singles & another smash LP with "The Birds The Bees & The Monkees" (FRMLP1966), future superstar and upcoming film maker Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson & The Monkees were developing the concept for a psychedelic film about this successful rock band who were trying to escape from their "manufactured image." Albeit an underlying glimpse of reality, the movie wound up being a swan song for the original line-up of the band until 1996's "Justus" (FRMLP7245). As the "Head" movie was underrated at the time, it has since gone on to become ranked as one of the finest films in the rock genre.
The original soundtrack of "Head" by The Monkees has a history itself as being one of their strongest albums with stellar material ranging from The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, plus more great tracks from Harry Nilsson and Carole King with musical help from friends like Carole King, Stephen Stills and Dewey Martin from Buffalo Springfield.
A hit single emerged with "Porpoise Song" featuring the powerful lead vocal of Micky Dolenz, as the rest of the album is inter weaved with keen Monkees dialog and skits that were in the original film, plus the stellar score by Ken Thorne.
In honor of The Monkees, Friday Music is once again pleased to continue the celebration of the Monkees Golden Anniversary with The Monkees "Head Alternate." This first time vinyl album features first time vinyl versions of "Porpoise Song", rarities like "Can You Dig It" with Peter Tork's vocal, "Daddy's Song" remixed with the long sought after Davy Jones' slow verse, and the rare stereo mix of "Circle Sky."
Produced by The Monkees in 1968, this stunning new version is now impeccably mastered by Monkees fan and friend Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl.
For the very limited Golden Anniversary edition, the LP cover is manufactured with a stunning gold foil front and back, featuring a rare alternate color photo of the band on the back cover.
Translucent Gold Vinyl
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Mastered from original Colgems Records Tapes
Anniversary Edition Gold Foil Cover
1. Head Promo "Coming Soon"
2. Porpoise Song (Alternate Stereo Mix) (Theme From "Head")
3. Ditty Diego - War Chant (Alternate Stereo Mix)
4. Circle Sky (Alternate Stereo Mix)
6. Can You Dig It (Peter's Vocal - Stereo Rough Mix)
2. As We Go Along (Alternate Stereo Mix)
4. Daddy's' Song (Remix With Slow Verse)
6. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (Rough Mix Acetate)
7. Swami - Plus Strings (Alternate Stereo Mix)